That's some catch, that Catch-22

Tonight marks the premiere of George Clooney's six-part adaptation of Joseph Heller's Catch-22. We revisit the book, and look at six descendants (or cousins) of Heller's mad, mad, mad, mad masterpiece.

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Weekend reading

The making of a "maker," a girl with a clockwork heart, and Richard Russo's newest novel are among the books we're stuffing into our book bags this weekend.

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Throwback Thursday

Think back to May of 2009...what were we reading and where are they now?

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Best books of May: Literature and fiction

A lyrical, morally complex family saga; an uproarious and provocative work of satire; a sobering story set right after 9/11, and a heart-wrenching but hopeful yarn.

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Girl, Rachel Hollis has your back

The author of Girl, Stop Apologizing and Girl, Wash Your Face talks with us about her mission to help women embrace the value of their dreams and then turn those dreams into reality with a lot of straight talk along the way.

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"Kickflip Boys" - a conversation between Neal Thompson and Karen Russell

Raising children is never easy, and it's refreshing to see such an honest, candid take on the journey we take with our kids.

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A sign of the times

  A current trend that is a blast from the past has us shopping for crystals and asking, what's your sign? 

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Amazon's Best Books of May: Today's Releases

An emotional memoir that shines a beacon of light in the darkest of places, the story of how rehabilitating a piece of land also helped to mend a broken family, a brutal but powerful purging that provides a pathway to healing, and more.

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Books We Are Talking About

It's Monday morning and we are talking about books.

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Amazon Book Review Podcast: The best books of May, and an interview with Lori Gottlieb

The  psychotherapist and author of the bestselling Maybe You Should Talk to Someone stops by to talk shop, and we talk about a few of our favorite books of the month.

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Best science fiction and fantasy of May: 5 top picks

Space unicorns, twins with super powers, and conflicted assassins—oh, my! Here are five of our favorites among the best new sci-fi and fantasy books of May.

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Weekend Reading: Mother's Day Edition

Sunshine! Books! Moms!  It's going to be a great weekend...

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Look, Ma, No Rope!

Mark Synnott talks to us about the climbing life and  The Impossible Climb, his bestselling eyewitness account of Alex Honnold's staggering free-climb of Yosemite's legendary El Capitan.

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Writing the West, and Other Myths

A good yarn is a good yarn...Pete Fromm, author of Best of the Month pick, A Job You Mostly Won't Know How to Do, on why literary labels shouldn't matter.

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The Orwell Prizes: The Longlists

The Orwell Prize is Britain's most prestigious prize for political writing.

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